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Making a move … very soon

Final preparations are being made for the opening of the newest Dave’s Marketplace at the former site of the Benny’s Store at Wilde’s Corner. With the opening next Friday, the …

Online-only classes are an option

The Warwick School Department would allow students to opt for online-only courses if schools move to in-person or hybrid learning this fall. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo will announce recommendations for how schools should reopen this

RI at a ‘turning point,' governor warns

Raimondo’s warning came after several states in the region, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, imposed new travel restrictions on Rhode Islanders.

Startup business a perfect match for Warwick couple

When COVID shut down the state in March, Justin and Cierra lit a candle. They weren't laid off like thousands of people. In fact, Cierra, who worked as a lab technician at Kent Hospital, was busier than ever. And Justin stayed on with his

Remaining connected to others is vital to our mental health

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities are being asked to reduce close contact between people.  This is called social distancing and it’s a vital strategy to slow the …

'Quahog capital of world' now has a sign to prove it

By LAURA WEICK In the words of several officials and shellfishermen, Warwick is the quahog capital of the world. According to Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon, the $4 million in quahog dock sales generates $24 million in economic benefits to the state.

DRKA embracing virtual platform

As the world continues to battle through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many karate schools have turned to virtual instruction as well as virtual competitions to keep the sport rolling. The Don Rodrigues Karate Academy in Warwick has

Home sales hot, market adjusts to pandemic

By JOHN HOWELL Even in these days, Phil Slocum is a glass-half-full guy. This is a good time to sell a house and, it goes without saying, it is also a good time to buy a house. It didn't look that way in March with the shutdown. Open houses were

School masks, Thornton contract extension expected

By JOHN HOWELL All Warwick students will be required to wear masks and Superintendent Philip Thornton will be given another year to run Warwick schools. Those were two expected outcomes of Wednesday night's School Committee meeting, which commenced soon

Beach traffic swells with the heat

By LAURA WEICK It's not unusual for Oakland Beach traffic to swell in the summertime. But with the COVID-19 pandemic on the up tick in certain parts of the country, some locals fear crowds could spell trouble. In addition, Ward 6 Councilwoman Donna
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NAMI Rhode Island is the local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. During the COVID-19 crisis, and going forward, NAMI-RI is proud to be a national leader by offering a virtual
As Warwick City Council Chairman Steve Merolla leaves two decades on the council to seek a seat in the State Senate, a crowded field made up of two Democrats, two independents and a Republican is vying for the council's only vacancy.
There was no knowing it was a full moon. Gray threatening clouds filled the sky. There was plenty of wind and there were a few smattering raindrops, but that didn't stop 40 people, mostly women, all properly distanced from one another at
I set out early, 6:30 in the morning, armed with my straw hat, sunglasses, a bottle of water, and slathered in sunscreen. The day was going to be a scorcher and I planned to beat the heat. Deciding to stick to the shady streets, I zigged
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is continuing to run seven farmers markets this season. Located in neighborhoods at risk for health disparities, Farm Fresh RI markets are classified …

Grey Sail launches sister company, South County Distillers

South County Distillers has announced the launch of its inaugural batch of spirits, including vodka and gin. The sister company of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island planned production of spirits this winter, but when COVID-19 hit they quickly turned

Picnic on the grounds of Newport's Mansions

The last of 'John Brown's Men'?

JP Spoonem's is back

Champlin's: Rhode Island's seafood champion

Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon recently unveiled his plans to renovate the Mickey Stevens Sports Complex at 975 Sandy Lane. The complex was created 40 years ago, and this plan would serve as the first …
The Providence Gridiron Club held its annual awards ceremony last week at the Cranston Country Club, and Pilgrim’s Blake Simpson and Mike Borges were two locals to be recognized. Borges, who …
The Rhode Island Interscholastic league addressed the 2020 fall sports season in a statement and virtual press conference on Wednesday, beginning by postponing the season from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14. …
Bishop Hendricken football coach Keith Croft and the Elite Football School have been conducting their summer camps throughout the month of July, and have had a steady number of players come out to play despite the ongoing COVID-19
Bishop Hendricken's Best Hoops Premier Basketball Camp is in the middle of another summer of fun, despite undergoing some changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The camp, which runs for three weeks in total, has capped the
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Warwick Police Log 08/06/20

DUI At approximately 1:20 a.m. on July 19, Officer Oliver Pinheiro was conducting a routine patrol heading southbound on Bald Hill Road when he observed a 1999 GMC Yukon traveling south. The officer clocked the vehicle at 46 mph in a 35 mph zone. He also

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Animal shelter news

Adoptable Pet of the Week

Are you looking to change the life of a beautiful girl, well then Wanda is the girl for you! She is stunning girl who is a bit shy so she needs a quiet, patient, loving home where she can blossom on her own terms. Her coat is a medium length of pretty silver gray and white adorned by those sparkling light green eyes that will melt your heart. If you are interested in meeting Wanda please contact Scruffy Paws Animal Rescue via email at They are located at 2944 Post Road Warwick, RI but they are currently by appointment only. Wanda will be waiting and hoping that you will be coming for her, she deserves a sunny spot in your home!

Bosco wants to be your best friend! He likes walks on the leash, snuggling with a good movie and he loves cheese too! Bosco is a stunning three year old silver and white Pit mix with incredible chestnut brown eyes. His smile lights up the room! If you'd like to meet Bosco please contact Operation Pawsibility Project at or call 401-287-4229. Bosco will be waiting for you to spoil him with your love and he will love you in return forever!

If you know of an animal in need or if you are looking to adopt please contact Karen directly at


Teaching music all adds up for Ryan Cox

The Prout School's new music director is using his background in music and mathematics to navigate arts education in a COVID-19 world. Ryan Cox has taught math at Prout for two years, but also started the school's a capella group and

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Summer camp: Smaller, more intimate groups plus 'disguised' learning

Summer Camp is a right of passage for any child. Playing all day with friends with not a worry in the world. The idea of summer camp has been turned upside down in today's corona world. No intermingling with children outside of your

USO parades its thanks to Stop & Shop

Kalunian starts online 'Animal Talk' course for kids

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Scouts deliver s'mores for those on virus frontline